Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is an indie adventure video game created by Superbrothers and Capybara Games, with music by Jim Guthrie. It was initially released for iOS devices, with a version for Microsoft Windows via Steam coming later. Mac OS X and Linux ports were included with the release of Humble Indie Bundle V, while a port to the Android platform was released as part of the fourth Humble Bundle for Android. Additionally, a port to Nintendo Switch was released, combining both mobile and computer-like control schemes, as well as adding controller support. The iOS and Android versions make use of device orientation during gameplay.
The user taps where they want the character, a Scythian warrior, to go. The accelerometer is incorporated into the gameplay, with the user turning the device 90 degrees to make the character take out their sword (the PC version uses the right mouse button). The player taps the shield button or the sword button to use them. Most of the dialogue is done through thoughts, once the user has acquired the "Megatome", a magic book that lets the character read people's minds. The character can jump between two worlds; the "real" world and the "dream" world. The user jumps from one world to the other by letting the character sleep, which is done through making them sit down at a specific place in the game. If the Scythian's health is diminished during a conflict, it can subsequently be restored by finding and consuming small, red mushrooms. Eating these mushrooms also activates a special musical track, only played in such an event.
Certain events and passages of play are only allowed to occur if the moon is in a certain phase, thus real world time affects the gameplay. However, moon phases can be skipped by visiting the "moon grotto". This is a hidden cave that is unlocked late in the game. Entering this cave will also play a unique musical track that can not be found on the official soundtrack. The Scythian can talk to the girl at the beginning of the second "session", and in turn she will tell the Scythian how to sing a "song of sworcery". The user can activate this ability by tapping and holding on the Scythian (clicking and holding on PC), this will initiate the "song". Songs of sworcery can be used to find sprites and change the world around the Scythian in order to find trigons.
Screenshots from the game Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery
System requirements Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery for Mac Os:
- OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4 Ghz
- Memory: 1GB RAM
- Hard Disk Space: 500 MB Free Space
- Video Card: Graphics Card with 128 MB of RAM